Healthy Christmas Log

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and here is the recipe for a healthy alternative to the traditional log. Ingredients: For log: 200g plain oats 100g crushed walnuts 50g raisins 150 chopped dried apricots 50g chopped dates 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon mixed spice (cinnamon nutmeg coriander) 2 tablespoons cacao powder zest of […]


Savoury Cheese Biscuits

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These savoury cheese biscuits are the perfect treat for when you are craving that something salty. I used rapeseed oil as a replacement for margarine or butter to reduce the amount of saturated fat in the final product, and added a little bit of turmeric for that gorgeous yellow hue. Ingredients: 200g plain flour 100g […]


Spicing it up

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Every cook has one or two well guarded secrets and I will gladly share mine. Herbs and spices are an excellent zero calorie way to transform a bland dish into mouthwatering fine #cuisine. Dried herbs are very handy when displayed within reach in the kitchen. I also supplement my collection with a few fresh or […]


Creamy pumpkin soup

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Nothing is quite as heart warming as a nice bowl of hot soup. Ingredients for this creamy autumnal delight are: pumpkin, white onions, cannellini beans (one can, water included), a handful or two of oats, celery leaves, chives, turmeric and salt. I browned the onions a little bit before for that extra tastiness.


Healthy stars

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Twinkle twinkle… Healthy Star Recipe: ⭐ 200g cashew nuts ⭐ 200g pitted dates ⭐ 2 tablespoons cacao powder Method: ⭐ Place cashews in a food processor and blend until smooth ⭐ Add dates and keep on blending until you obtain a sticky texture ⭐ Add cacao powder and pulse until it mixes well with the […]


Caramelized peas with onions

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By Dr. Antonella Grima This side dish is very easy to prepare, is ready in minutes and is both tasty and nutritious. Onions contain vitamins B6 and C, minerals such as potassium, as well as dietary fibre. Peas are excellent sources of fibre, vitamins A and C and contain good amounts of iron, potassium, vitamin B6  and magnesium. […]


Prawn, Walnut and Sweetcorn Quinoa

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By Dr. Antonella Grima This tasty dish is rich in healthy omega 3 oils, antioxidants and fibre. It also provides a good and balanced amount of protein and carbohydrates. Serves 4   You will need: 250g quinoa (rinsed and drained) 200g prawns 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 1 onion finely chopped 1 cup sweetcorn 1 cup […]


Vegetable Stew with Curried Quinoa

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by Dr Antonella Grima Serves 4 For the Stew you will need 1 onion 4 medium carrots 3 large potatoes (with peel) 1 can beans (I used butter beans) rinsed and drained A handful of raisins 1/2 cup tomato puree 1/2 cup white wine 1 teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon garam masala Salt […]


A different lunchbox

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By Dr. Antonella Grima There are many creative ways to offer a healthy and appealing lunch. Think outside of the box by including vegetables, such chickpeas and tomatoes, a fruit and a source of grains, such as wholemeal crackers.


Quick recipe: Hassle Free Pressure Cooker Minestrone

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By Dr. Antonella Grima This recipe is for when you have little time for preparation but would like to eat something wholesome, tasty and healthy. This mix makes around six portions. You will need: 500g frozen soup mix vegetables 1/2 cup wholemeal barley 1/2cup dry lentils 1/2 cup stelline or small pasta 1 can beans […]